This is exactly how mine was acting.This cable is adjustable though,if that is the cause.Like was mentioned above,a Chiltons or Haynes manual will cover your adjustment steps.I would visually inspect it to see if it is even connected,or for obvious damage.
One thing I do want to mention though.If you are new to the world of cars,they can seem overwhelming and confusing,I have been around them for a few years,but learn new things about them everyday.In my opinion 95% of problems are usually simple things that can be fixed usuing common sense,visual clues,a manual,and the right person to ask.I wish I had on line help years ago when I did some of my projects.Don't let trannys intimidate you!Short of a total rebuild,most people can do these fixes at home,and thats how you learn!
Like I said I'm no expert,but I always know more than I did yesterday.
67 RS RAGTOP # matching, 4X4 CHEVY TRUCK
[This message has been edited by 67drake (edited 01-29-2000).]